As we've seen with the high-powered Penn State offense, opposing teams need all the scoring they can get. It's another dynamic and electrifying player like that on the field.
"I can not imagine that there's a better player in all of college football", Penn State coach James Franklin said after the game. MI is 3-0 but took a hit when leading receiver Tarik Black suffered a broken foot last week and is out indefinitely. With Iowa spoiling Penn State title hopes in the past, expect the Lions to be extra focused to avoid having history repeat itself. Still unbeaten. Still ranked No. 4. Iowa is giving up 97 ypg on the ground, sixth best in the Big Ten. That's the same cut McSorley takes to celebrate the touchdowns he scores.
"They fought hard. They gave us a fight for 60 minutes". They let an inferior team hang around. He did things on Saturday night that very few people on this planet can do.
In that 2008 matchup Iowa held Penn State's offense to just 289 total yards in their 24-23 win, and the formula will be the same in this one if the Hawkeyes want to pull the upset.
The soccer match between Nebraska and Iowa, formerly scheduled for last Friday, Sept. 15, has been moved to October 18 in Iowa City, Iowa. "That's why I made the switch to number 19 to honor him". This play by Barkley would loom large because he once again showed the ability to tack on offensive yards nearly out of nowhere. Barkley carried the ball 28 times for 211 yards, and he caught 12 passes for 94 more.
The preseason all-American played like one against Penn State.
Seniors Annika Albrecht, Briana Holman and Kelly Hunter led the charge for the inspired Huskers.
The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. McSorley spent another game spreading the ball around, utilizing eight different receivers.
"We gave the ball up about five seconds before that", Dilanni said. I was caught up in the moment. It can be viewed as the Chris Godwin effect. That's a significant drop that has lots of implications. But another Lewerke turnover, this time a fumble in his own territory, set up Notre Dame with a short field, which Wimbush turned into an 8-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Williams.
It obviously hasn't hurt the Lions so far, but usually reliable placekicker Tyler Davis has missed two of his four field goal tries this season, both from 39 yards. The discrepancy in rushing yards was astounding, as PSU had 295 to Iowa's 82. The issue, however, is one that many people were anxious about before the season as it pertained to replacing Godwin, a terrific talent who could spread defenses and catch the vast majority of 50-50 balls.
McSorley, Johnson, Barkley, and Bates - even Allen walking up and down the sidelines - had a goal on that final drive. Penn State converted on just 6-of-18 third-down plays. All season. That's phenomenal.
"Just for it to happen, it's insane to dream about", Johnson said. But there was a good bit of bad/questionable stuff, too. "... I'm not going to make a big deal about it, but I am going to have some fun with it, then just kind of move on". But truth be told, I'm such a big believer in the offense, in Barkley and in Moorhead to conclude that the impressive numbers we saw Saturday will lead to a lot of huge point totals and easy wins from here on out. In reality, though, it might not matter what the offense looks like if Michigan's defense remains as dominant as it has been through four games.